Lone ozeki Takakeisho comes through with a clutch win against the rank-and-filer on the final day, collecting his first title since November 2020.
Ozeki Takakeisho had his hands full but came out on top on Day 8. Kotoshoho is the other wrestler with seven wins in the 15-day tournament.
With grand champion Terunofuji sidelined with knee injuries, lone ozeki Takakeisho is the tournament's highest-ranked wrestler.
Hobbled by knee injuries, Mongolian-born yokozuna Terunofuji is forced to sit out his second straight tournament. The title chase appears wide open.
Returning Japanese standout athletes from four years ago spark optimism for an even better showing at the Beijing Olympics.
With his third career title, the sekiwake will be considered for promotion to ozeki.
Mitakeumi moves back into sole possession of the lead to set up showdown with the grand champion.
The Dewanoumi stable wrestler has a one-win lead over Terunofuji at the midway point.
The No. 3 maegashira knocks the lone grand champion out of the lead with a huge upset.
The Mongolian-born grappler was pushed to the brink by upset-minded Daieisho.
But as history has shown, unexpected challengers can emerge at any time, especially with several outstanding wrestlers coming up the ranks.
Maegashira No. 1 Daieisho completed his title quest with a victory over Okinoumi on the final day of the tournament.